Junior 2 learn about healthy eating

Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet and it is important we eat enough of them. Evidence shows that there are significant health benefits of eating at least five 80g portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.

The 5 A DAY campaign is based on evidence from the World Health Organisation, recommends eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and vegetables a day to lower the risk of serious health problems.

The children in J2 have been learning about healthy eating in Science and how it is important to eat five kinds of fruit or vegetables a day. They came up with some of their own recipes for fruit kebabs and then enjoyed making and eating them in the school kitchen. They all agreed that they were delicious!

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Here are some handy tips for encouraging 5 A DAY at home:

  • For young children, a portion of fruit and vegetables can be based on the size of the palm of their hands

  • It is important to encourage children to enjoy a variety of fruit and vegetables, as they can differ in fiber, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients

  • Smoothies and fruit juices all count towards your 5 A DAY too. 150ml glass of unsweetened, 100% fruit or vegetable juice or smoothie counts as a maximum of one portion.